Merseyside Chief Constable and colleagues take on a trio of challenges

Merseyside Police’s chief officers and staff are taking on three different challenges this week, in aid of charities – Breast Cancer Now, Care of Police Survivors (COPS), The Doyle Phillips Foundation, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Know Knife Crime. The first challenge of the week saw Chief Constable Serena Kennedy accompanied by fellow Chief Officers, […]

Road closures for Rock n Roll Marathon

Runners in the 2014 BT Rock n Roll Marathon (picture: Competitor Group/Ryan Bethke) The Rock n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon is taking place in Liverpool on Sunday 24 October and there will be road closures in place in and around the route. There will be disruption to travel across the city with traffic management […]

Four inspirational women from Merseyside Police honoured at awards

Four inspirational women from Merseyside Police have been honoured at a national awards event in London. DCI Allison Woods, Detective Sergeant Joanne Devers, Detective Constable Loretta Dean, and Firearms Licensing Researcher Judith Alexander were amongst the dozens of female colleagues celebrating the combined 2020 and 2021 British Association for Women in Policing awards. DCI Woods […]

Parachute Regimental Association to get Freedom of Liverpool

The Liverpool branch of the Parachute Regimental Association will receive the Freedom of the City in a special ceremony on Sunday 24 October at the city’s Parish Church. The organisation – formed in the late 1950s of World War Two veterans – will be awarded the Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions for its work […]

Manchester Christmas Market mugs make a welcome return for 2021

For many the cancellation of last year’s Christmas Markets was made even more disappointing because of the loss of an especially important festive tradition – the ever-popular Christmas Market Mugs. Over the last 22 years of Manchester’s world-famous Christmas Markets, visitors have built up impressive collections of the limited edition mugs, each year with a different eye-catching design.  Previous years […]

BLOG: Is Culture the New Petrol?

Challenges with staffing, suppliers, delays in deliveries and legislation run the risk of turning culture and events into the next industry hit by post pandemic pandemonium. Director of Culture Liverpool, Claire McColgan, reflects on a busy week for events in the city and praises a resilient, but weakened, sector. In Spring, Liverpool was at the centre […]

Black Music Celebrated as ON RECORD Returns

Abrand new programme celebrating and exploring Black music on Merseyside launches this weekend (Sunday 24 October). ON RECORD, returns for the second year with a raft of brand new in-person, online and audio commissions looking at the impact of Black music on the city region’s communities over the past 70 years. Running from Sunday 24 October […]

After dark spectacular Luminate is coming to light up Walton Hall and Gardens

The spectacular and captivating illuminated trails will be at Walton Hall and Gardens from Friday 24 November and Friday 24 December 2021. Wrap up warm and join Luminate as they weave a captivating light trail through the stunning grounds. Brought to you by Luminate, Walton Gardens will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland that will […]

Welcome Back Festival finale to wow audiences for the final time

The hugely successful Welcome Back Festival, which has welcomed thousands of families back into the town centre over the summer, comes to an end this Saturday. For the final date of the cultural extravaganza, entertainment includes art installation The Bees, the world’s tallest Bubbleologist and spin painting with Splodge-a-matic. 11.30am – 1pm and 1.45pm – […]

Winners of 2021 ACE Awards celebrated

The standout work of officers, staff members and volunteers was celebrated at Cheshire Constabulary’s annual ACE (Achieving Cheshire Excellence) Awards event on Friday 15 October 2021. The awards are the Constabulary’s highest accolades that can be awarded to an individual or team that has gone that extra mile or demonstrated exceptional commitment to policing in […]